Norse Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in Norse mythologies and legends.
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ÆGIRmNorse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. Ægir was the Norse god of the sea, whom sailors both worshipped and feared, for they believed he would occasionally appear on the surface to take ships, men and cargo alike, with him to his hall at the bottom of the ocean.
ÆSIRmIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic masculine form of Æsa. This is the name of a character in Norse mythology.
AFImNorse Mythology
Means "grandfather" in Old Norse. In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife Amma are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AGNImNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Short form of names beginning with Agi- or Egg-. In the Ynglingatal, Agni Skjálfarbondi is a legendary Swedish king, one of the Ynglingar (Swedish royal dynasty in the early Middle Ages). His wife Skalf hanged him with his own necklace.
ÁImNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ái meaning "great-grandfather, ancestor". In Norse mythology, this is the name of both a dwarf and the husband of Edda.
AKAZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse aka "to drive". This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
ALAWĪDAZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse element ala ("entire; all") combined with one of several possible elements: vīðr ("wide, far, extensive"), viðr ("forest, wood, tree") or veðja ("engage, stake, wager").... [more]
ALAWINIZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse elements ala "entire, all" and vinr "friend".
ALDAFAÐIRmNorse Mythology
Means "all-father", derived from Old Norse elements ala ("entire, all") and faðir ("father"). This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
ALFARINNmNorse Mythology
Has several possible etymologies. Maybe derived from Old Norse alfr ("elf, supernatural being") and ǫrn ("eagle"); alf and arinn ("fire, immolation place"), a word meaning "far, long" and far ("to travel"), or ala ("entire, all") and a word meaning "deserted".... [more]
ALFRIGGmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Alfríkr or combination of alf "elf" and freginn "experienced". This is the name of one of the four dwarfs who made Freyja's necklace Brísingamen in Norse mythology.
ALFRÍKRmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and rik "mighty, distinguished".
ALFVINmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of alf "elf" and vinr "friend", making it a cognate of the Anglo-Saxon name Ælfwine.
ALLVALDImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Alvaldr. In Norse mythology this is the name of Þjazi's father.
ALSVARTRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic name elements allr "all, everybody, entire" and svartr "black". This is the name of a giant in Norse Mythology.
ALSVIDmNorse Mythology
Means "all-swift; very fast" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of one of the horses that pulls the Sun.
ALSVIÐRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of Old Norse ala "entire, all" and svinnr "fast, clever". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a jotunn and one of Sól's horses.
ALÞJÓFRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse ala "all, entire" and þjófr "thief". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
ALVALDRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ala "all, entire" and valdr "ruler, mighty one".
ALVÍSSmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ala "all, entire" and víss "wise". Possibly an older form of Elvis.... [more]
ÁMAfAncient Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Norse Mythology
Feminine form of Ámr or a Greenlandic form of Amma. In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess.
ÁMGERÐRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ámr "black, loathsome, dark" and garðr "enclosure, protection". This is the name of a giantess in Norse mythology.
AMMAfNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic
Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma ("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma ("grandmother") or Old Norse ama ("dark one").... [more]
ÁMSVARTNIRmNorse Mythology
Means "red-black one" or "completely black one" in Old Norse. This is the name of a lake in Norse mythology.
ANARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Annarr. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
ANDHRÍMNIRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of and "against, opposite, hostile" and hrīm "rime, soot". In Norse mythology this is the name of both an eagle and a cook in Valhalla.
ANDLANGRf & mNorse Mythology
Means "the extremely long, wide one". In Norse mythology this is the name for the second heaven.
ANDVARANAUTmNorse Mythology
Means "Andvari's gift". In Norse mythology this was the name of a magic ring forged by Völund and named after the shape-shifting dwarf Andvari, who cursed it to bring about the death of whoever owned it... [more]
ANDVARImNorse Mythology
Means "careful one". In Norse mythology Andvari was a dwarf who lived under a waterfall and could change himself into a fish at will. He had a pile of gold and a magical ring, Andvaranaut, which made him wealthy... [more]
ANGEYJAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "the harasser", "those of the narrow island", or is related to Old Norse geyja "bark". Alternatively, may be derived from angi "sweet odour" and ey meaning uncertain; might mean "island".... [more]
ANGRBODAfNorse Mythology
Angrboda means "the one who brings grief" or "she-who-offers-sorrow." In Norse mythology, Angrboda is a female jötunn (giantess). She is the mother of Fenrir, Hel and Jormungand by Loki.
ANGRBOÐAfNorse Mythology
Means "the one who brings grief" or "she who offers sorrow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Angrboða is a female jötunn (giant) and the mother of three of Loki's children: Hel, Jörmungandr and Fenrir.
ÁNNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning 'Old'. Ánn is the name of a dwarf mentioned in the Vǫluspá.
ANNARRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Either a variant of Ánarr or from Old Norse meaning "the second one" or . In Norse mythology this is the name of Nótt's second husband, the father of Jǫrð.
ARNGRIMmMedieval English, Norse Mythology, Literature
Arngrim was a berserker, who figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads and Orvar-Odd's saga in Norse mythology.
ARNHǪFÐImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "eagle-headed", derived from ǫrn "eagle" and hǫfuð "head". This is a by-name for Odin.
ÁRVAKRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "early awake, early rising". This is the name of one of Sól's horses in Norse mythology.
ÁSABRAGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "best of the Æsir". This is a by-name for Odin and Thor in Norse mythology.
ÁSBRÚmNorse Mythology
Means "Æsir bridge". This is another name for the Bifrǫst.
ASTRILDEfNorse Mythology
Astrilde was a Norse Goddess equivalent of Cupid. She was the Goddess of love.
ATLAfNorse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Atli. In Norse mythology, Atla is one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr.
ATLImAncient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse form of the Gothic name Attila. In Scandinavia it is also sometimes associated with the vocabulary word atall meaning "violent, wild". Atli ("the terrible") was also an epithet of the god Thor.
ATRÍÐRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "attacker". This is a by-name for Odin.
ATVARÐRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "defender" or "relative". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
AURBOÐAfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from aur "again; water; sand" and boð "message". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a jotunn, the wife of Gymir and the mother of Gerðr, and one of Menglǫð's maids.
AURGELMIRmNorse Mythology
Combination of aur ("gravel, sand, clay") and galmr ("shouting one"). This is the name of a jǫtunn, probably another name for Ymir, the father of Þrúðgelmir and grandfather of Bergelmir.
AURGRÍMNIRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from aur "sand, clay" and grímr "person wearing a face mask or helmet" or grimmr "grim". This is the name of a jotunn in Norse mythology.
AURKONUNGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from aur "again; sand" and konungr "king". This is a by-name for the god Hœnir.
AURNIRmNorse Mythology
Derived from aurr ("gravel, sand, clay"). This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
AURVANDILLmNorse Mythology
Means "beam; morning; morning star", or possibly derived from aur ("water") and vandill ("sword"). In Norse mythology one of Aurvandill's toes broke off. Thor threw it into the sky, where it became a star.
AURVANGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "one from Aurvangar". Aurvangar "the gravelly wetlands", also called Jǫruvellir "sandy plain", is the home of the dwarfs. In Norse mythology Aurvangr is the name of a dwarf.
AUSTRImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Rare), Norse Mythology
From Old Norse austr meaning 'east'. In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf who supports the sky made of Ymir's skull in the east.
AUÐHUMLAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse auðr "prosperity, riches" and humala "hornless". In Norse mythology this is the name of the primeval cow who freed Buri, the first god, from ice.
AUÐRfNorse Mythology
From the Old Norse element auðr meaning "riches, wealth" or "prosperity, fortune". This name is a cognate of Otto and its relatives, both being descended from Proto-Germanic *audaz "wealth, riches; goods, possession(s)".
BÁFURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BÁRAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Faroese
Means "wave, billow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Bára was the daughter of Ægir and Rán. She was sometimes referred to as Drǫfn, also meaning "wave, billow".
BARImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from barr "harsh". Related to Swedish bare "magical being". In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
BAÐImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Diminutive of names containing the element bǫð "battle". In Norse mythology this is the name of a Jotunn.
BAUGImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Baugr. This was the name of a jotunn in Norse mythology.
BELImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse belja "to roar". This is the name of a jotunn in Norse mythology.
BERGELMIRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from berg "rock, cliff, highlands" and galmr "shouting one". This is the name of Ymir's grandson, the ancestor of the frost giants.
BESTLAfNorse Mythology, Astronomy
Bestla is a giantess in Norse Mythology. She is married to Borr and mother of Odin, Vili and . One of Saturn's moons has this name.
BEYLAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Younger form of the reconstructed Proto-Norse name Baunila.... [more]
BIFLINDImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse bifa "story" and lind "lime-tree" or bif "movement; air; water" and lind. This is another name for Odin.
BIFLIÐImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of bif 'movement', 'air', 'water' and liði 'one who goes', 'one who fares'. Bifliði is a name for Óðinn.
BIFRǪSTmNorse Mythology
Means "swaying road to heaven", derived from Old Norse bifa ("shake, sway"). In Norse mythology this is the name of the bridge connecting Asgard and Midgard.
BIFURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from German biber or bever both meaning "beaver", or an Old Norse name meaning "the quaking one". In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
BILf & mNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Norwegian, Medieval English
Means "instant" in Old Norse. In Norse Mythology, Bil and her brother Hjúki follow Máni across the heavens.
BÍLDRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse bíldr, a knife for blood-letting. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BILLINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse billingr "twin" or from Ancient Germanic bhi- "two-, double-" and -ingr, a suffix denoting "belonging to" or "descended from". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a dwarf and a giant, the latter of whom is the father of a girl Odin wants to seduce.
BILRǪSTmNorse Mythology
Means "fleetingly glimpsed rainbow", derived from Old Norse bil ("moment"). This is the original name for the Bifrǫst.
BJǪLRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Younger form of Belwar. In Norse mythology this was the name of a jǫtunn.
BJǪRTfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Female form of Bjartr. This is the name of one of Menglǫð's maids in Norse mythology.
BLAPÞVARImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "babbling pole; staff". This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
BLÓÐUGHADDAfNorse Mythology
Means "the one with the bloody hair". The bloody hair is supposedly referring to red sea foam. In Norse mythology, Blóðughadda was the daughter of Ægir and Rán.
BLǪVURRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Related to Norwegian blava "to shine". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BODDImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly a variant of Baði. Related to Icelandic budda "money-bag" and Norwegian boddi "newborn pet". In Norse mythology Boddi is one of the sons of Karl and Snør.
BǪFARRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning unknown; possibly related to Bófi. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BǪLÞORNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse combination of bǫl 'bale', 'misfortune'; 'sin'; 'arrow' and þorn 'thorn, spike, thorn-bush'. Bǫlþorn is a jǫtunn, He is the father of Bestla.
BǪLVERKRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "evil-doer, malefactor" with the combination of bǫl "misfortune", "evil", "bale" and verk "work, piece of work, business, deed". Bǫlverkr is another name for Óðinn who is a character in Norse Mythology.
BǪMBURRmNorse Mythology
Related to bimbult ("bumpy; uneasy"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BÓNDImOld Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Bóandi. This is the name of one of Karl and Snør's sons in Norse mythology.
BORRmNorse Mythology
Possibly means "son" in Old Norse. Borr is a deity in Norse Mythology. He is married to Bestla, father of Odin, Vili and , and son of Búri.
BRAGEmNorse Mythology, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Bragi. Brage is a norse god of poetry. He was the husband of Iðunn and son of Odin.
BRAGImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Derived from Old Norse bragr ("best, foremost"; also a poetic word for "poetry"). In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn. He welcomes noble guests into Valhalla.
BRANAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse brattr "steep". This is the name of a jotunn in Norse mythology.
BRANDINGImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Brandgengi. This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
BREIÐRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "broad; wide". This is the name of one of Karl and Snør's sons in Norse mythology.
BRIMIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse brim ("surf, surge"). This is another name for Ymir in Norse mythology.
BROKKRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse word meaning "the one who works with metal fragments; blacksmith"... [more]
BRÚNImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Variant of Brúnn. This is the name of a dwarf and another name for Odin in Norse mythology.
BÚRImNorse Mythology
Of uncertain meaning. Búri was the first god in Norse mythology. He is the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin, Vili and .
BURImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from burr (a poetical word for "son"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BURINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Buri. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse burr meaning "son". Burr is a giant in the Northern mythology. He is the son of Búri and the father of Óðinn, Vili and . His wife is Bestla and Burr is one of the sons of Jarl and Erna in the Rígsþula
BUÐLImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from boð ("bid, offer"). In Norse mythology Buðli is a Swedish king and the father of Brynhildr.
BYGGVIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "seed corn". In Norse mythology Byggvir is a servant of Freyr and the husband of Beyla.
BÝLEISTRmNorse Mythology
Means "bee-lightning" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology he is Loki's brother.
BYLGJAfFaroese, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Feminine name taken from the Old Norse word bylgja meaning "billow, wave". In Norse Mythology, Bylgja was one of the nine daughters of the sea deities Ægir and Rán.
CISAfNorse Mythology, Germanic Mythology
Derived from Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz, the same etymological root as Tyr, which evolved into Cyo and Ziu in Old High German.... [more]
DAINmLiterature, Norse Mythology
Dain II Ironfoot was the Lord of the Iron Hills and King Under the Mountain in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Tolkien derived it from Dáinn, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DÁINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "died". This is the name of three characters in Norse mythology: a dwarf, a representative of the elves, and one of the stags that graze on the branches of Yggdrasill.
DELLINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse dellingr meaning "luminous, shining one". Dellingr is the name of a dwarf in the Þulur
DOCKmNorse Mythology (Rare), American (Rare)
To anchor water going vessels. Means to be strong and secure. To unite others.
DOFRImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. Possibly related to the word dofrar ("dale, valley"), or a word meaning "lazy one". In Norse mythology this is the name of a giant who lives on the mountain Dofrafjall.
DOLGÞRASImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from dolg ("hostility, battle") and þrasa ("to snort, to boast"). This is the name of a dwarf (also called Dolgþvari) in Norse mythology.
DOLGÞVARImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from dolg ("battle") and þvari ("staff, sword, spear"). This is the name of a dwarf (also called Dolgþrasi) in Norse mythology.
DOMALDEmNorse Mythology, Scandinavian
Modern Scandinavian form of Dómaldi, which is a variant form of the Old Norse name Dómaldr.... [more]
DOMARmNorse Mythology, Scandinavian, Swedish (Rare)
Modern Scandinavian form of both Dómari and Dómarr. However, when used in the context of Norse mythology, it strictly refers to the latter name.... [more]
DRAUPNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "goldsmith". Draupnir is the name of both a dwarf and Odin's golden arm ring, which he laid on Baldr's funeral pyre to show that Hel was the legitimate ruler of the Underworld. "Draupnir" was also used as a kenning for "gold".
DRENGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Drængr. This is the name of one of Karl and Snør's sons in Norse mythology.
DRÍFAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "fall of snow, snowdrift". In Norse mythology, Drífa was a daughter of king Snær. She had two sisters, Mjǫll and Fǫnn and one brother, Þorri.
DRǪFNfNorse Mythology
Means "wave, billow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Drǫfn was the daughter of Ægir and Rán. She was sometimes referred to as Bára, also meaning "wave, billow".
DÚFAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "pitching wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Dúfa was one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
DÚFRmNorse Mythology
Either derived from Old Norse dúfa "to drive" or means "sleepy one", related to Norwegian duva. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DURINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning "sleepy one" from Old Norse dúra meaning "nap, take a nap" and "door-keeper" from Old Norse dyrr meaning "door opening, doorway". This is the name of a dwarf.
DVALARRmNorse Mythology
Variant of Dvalinn. This is the name of a stag in Norse mythology, probably identical to Dvalinn.
DVALINNmNorse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "the one slumbering". Possibly derived from the same word as Swedish dvala and Danish and Norwegian dvale, meaning "sleep, hibernation". ... [more]
EARENDELmAnglo-Saxon Mythology, Norse Mythology
The first element of the name can be connected to the root aew-s "iluminate (especially of daybreak)". (From the same root are Latin Aurora, Greek Eos and Anglo-Saxon Eostre).... [more]
EIKINSKJALDImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse eik "oak" and skjǫldr "shield". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
EIMYRJAfNorse Mythology
Means "ember" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she is one of the two beautiful daughters of the fire god Logi and the mother of Viking by Vífil.
EINMYRIAfNorse Mythology (Anglicized)
Form of Eimyrja. In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Logi and Glut. Her sister was Eisa.
EISAfNorse Mythology
Means "glowing embers" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Logi and Glut. Her sister was Eimyrja.
EISTLAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from eist "oast", a kiln used for drying hops. This is the name of a Jǫtunn in Norse mythology.
EITRImNorse Mythology
In Norse mythology, Eitri (also known as Sindri) is a dwarf and the brother of Brokkr.
ELDIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Norse mythology Eldir is one of Ægir's servants. After Loki is driven out of Ægir's hall for killing Fimafengr, he tries to regain entry, but Eldir refuses to let him in.
ELLIfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Elli (Old Norse, "old age") is a personification of old age who defeated the god Thor in a wrestling match, as told in the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning.
ENNIBRATTRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Ænnibrantr. This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
FÁFNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "the embracer". Name of a dragon in Nordic poetry.
FALRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from either falr ("pipe, tube") or fela ("to hide"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
FÁRBAUTImNorse Mythology
Old Norse for "cruel or dangerous striker" or "lightening". In Norse mythology, Fárbauti was the ruler of the Jötunn (Norse: ice giants) and their domain, Jötunheimr. He was the consort of Laufey or Nal and father of the Norse god of primordial chaos and destruction, Loki... [more]
FENGRmNorse Mythology
Derived from ("catch"). This is a name for Odin in Norse mythology.
FENJAfNorse Mythology, Literature
Derived from Old Norse fen meaning "moor, marsh, swamp". Also compare Fenrir, which is etymologically related.... [more]
FENRIRmNorse Mythology
Possibly means "fen-dweller", derived in part from Old Norse fen "marsh, moor, swamp". In Norse legend this was the name of a giant, monstrous wolf - Loki's son by the evil giantess Angrboða - who was destined to kill the god Odin at the final battle of Ragnarök... [more]
FENRISmNorse Mythology, Literature
Short form of the Old Norse Fenrisúlfr (literally "Fenrir-wolf"). The form Fenris Ulf was used for a talking wolf (originally named Maugrim) in the now defunct American edition of C. S. Lewis' 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.
FENRISÚLFRmNorse Mythology
Derived from Fenris, an Old Norse genitive case of Fenrir, combined with úlfr "wolf". The Prose Edda sometimes refers to the monstrous wolf Fenrir as Fenrisúlfr.
FÍLImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly related to Low German vîle ("file, rasp"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
FIMAFENGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Norse mythology Fimafengr is one of Ægir's servants. Loki kills him and is driven out as a result.
FJALARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. Possibly related to Old Norse fela ("to hide"), Norwegian fjela ("to spy") or Old Norse fjǫl ("much, manifold").... [more]
FJǪLNIRmNorse Mythology
Derived from fjǫl ("much, manifold"), fela ("hide") or felþa ("field"). In Norse mythology this is both a name for Odin and the name of a legendary Swedish king.
FJǪLSVIÐRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from fjǫl ("much, manifold") and svinnr ("fast, clever"). In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf, a by-name for Odin, and the giant who guarded Menglǫð.
FJǪLVERKRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of fjǫl ("much") and verk ("work"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology.
FJǪLVǪRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from fjǫl ("much") and vár ("spring; woman; truth"). This is the name of a giantess in Norse mythology.
FÖNNfIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Means "snowdrift" in Old Norse. It occurs in Norse legend belonging to a daughter of king Snær ("snow"), sister of Drífa ("driven snow" or "snowfall"), Mjöll ("powdery (fresh) snow") and Þorri ("frozen snow").
FORSETImNorse Mythology
Forseti means "presiding one; president" in Old Norse (and in modern Icelandic and Faeroese as well).... [more]
FRÆGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "famous". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
FRÁRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "swift, quick, alert". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
FREKImNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse frekr "avaricious, greedy." In Norse mythology, Freki is the name of one of Odin's two wolves. Freki resembles Gluttony and he is always very hungry, just like Geri (the other wolf)... [more]
FRIGGAfNorse Mythology
Anglicized form of Frigg. It has occasionally been used as a Swedish given name (first documented in 1834), sometimes as a diminutive of Fredrika (compare Fricke).
FROSTImAncient Scandinavian, Old Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Originally a byname, from Old Norse frost "frost". In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf.
FULLAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Swedish, Danish
Derived from either fullr ("full") or fyl ("foal"). This is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology who acts as Frigg's handmaiden. Her name is used as a kenning for "gold" or "woman".
FYLGIAfSwedish, Norse Mythology
Means "she who follows". In Norse mythology a Fylgia is a supernatural being who accompanies a person from the day of their birth.
GÆIRREÐRmNorse Mythology
Derived from geir ("spear") and friðr ("love, peace"). In the Grímnismál, Gæirreðr is raised by Odin while his brother Agnarr is raised by Frigg. Gæirreðr kills his brother to inherit his father's kingdom and tortures Odin, who is disguised as Grímnir... [more]
GALARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "screamer" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of both a giant and a dwarf. The dwarf and his brother, Fjalarr, murdered Kvasir and brewed the mead of the skalds from his blood... [more]
GANDÁLFRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Gandalfr. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
GANGLERImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "the one tired from walking". In Norse mythology this is a by-name for Odin and an alias of the Swedish king Gylfi.
GANGRÁÐRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "he who knows the way" or might be derived from gangr ("walking, motion, path") and ráð ("advice, counsel"). Odin uses this as an alias during his battle of wits with Vafþrúðnir.
GARMmNorse Mythology
Means "rag" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of a blood-stained hellhound (occasionally considered identical to Fenrir) who guards Hel's gate. In the Poetic Edda his howling heralds the coming of Ragnarök... [more]
GAUTRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse gautr meaning "Goth, Geat". The Geats were a Germanic tribe that inhabited the present-day Götaland in Sweden. This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
GEFIONfDanish (Rare, Archaic), Norse Mythology, German (Rare)
The name derives from the Old Norse verb geba "to give".... [more]
GEFJONfGerman (Rare), Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Gefion. Gefjon is a fertility goddess, the wife of Odin's son Skjǫldr. According to Norse mythology all who die as virgins will attend her.
GEFNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "giver". In Norse mythology this is one of the names of the goddess Freyja. It is possible that Gefn was originally a goddess in her own right.
GEIRAHǪÐfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from geirr ("spear") and hǫð ("battle"). This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GEIRAVǪRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Gæirvǫr. This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GEIRDRIFULfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "spear-flinger". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GEIRǪLULfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. Possibly a variant of Geirǫnul or a combination of geirr ("spear") and ǫl ("ale"). This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GEIRǪNULfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown; possibly a combination of geirr ("spear") and ana- (emphatic prefix). This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GEIRSKǪGULfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of geirr 'spear' and skǫgul 'battle'. This is also the name of a Valkyrie.
GERImNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gjarn "greedy", which is related to Gothic gairns (see Adalgern). In Norse mythology, Geri is the name of one of Odin's two wolves. Geri resembles Greed and he is always very hungry, just like Freki (the other wolf)... [more]
GERSEMIfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "treasure" or "jewel". In Norse mythology this is one of Freyja and Óðr's daughters.
GERÐRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Feminine form of Garðr. Possibly an older form of Gerda. In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess-goddess, the wife of Freyr and the mother of Fjǫlnir.
GILLINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from gjalla ("to scream") and -ingr (suffix meaning "son of" or "belonging to"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology.
GIMLÉmNorse Mythology
Possibly means "place protected by fire". In Norse mythology this is a hall covered with gold where mankind will live after Ragnarǫk.
GIMLImNorse Mythology, Literature
In Norse Mythology, was a place where the survivors of Ragnarok were to live, meaning "highest heaven" or "lee of flames". ... [more]
GINNARmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Ginnarr. In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf and another name for Odin.
GÍSLImIcelandic, Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Short form of names containing the Old Norse element gísl "hostage; pledge" or geisli "ray; pole (part of a weapon)".
GJALLABRÚmNorse Mythology
Means "bridge over Gjöll" (the river closest to the gates of Helheim). This is the name of a bridge in Norse mythology, guarded by Móðguðr, which must be crossed to reach the land of the dead... [more]
GLÓImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse male form of Glóa or an Icelandic form of Glóði. In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf.
GLÓINNmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Glói. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
GLÚMfNorse Mythology
A minor Norse goddess, an attendant of Frigg.
GLUTfNorse Mythology
From the Old Norse Glöð meaning "glowing, bright, sparkling". In Norse myth she was a fire giantess, the wife of Logi.
GLYRNAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "eye". This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
GNÁfNorse Mythology
Listed by Snorri Sturluson as one of the divine goddesses but appears only to be a handmaiden and messenger of Frigg who sends her on errands. She has a swift horse named Hofvarpnir ("Hoof-thrower") which can run in the air and over water.
GǪLLfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "noise, battle". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GǪNDULfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning unknown. Possibly derived from gandr "magic, magic wand" or gǫndul "magical animal; werewolf". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
GÓRRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "three-sided field". In Norse mythology Górr (also spelt Gór) is the son of Þorri and brother of Nórr and Gói. He becomes king of the islands around Norway.
GREIPf & mAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Old Norse female form of Græipi or Norwegian variant of Greipr. In Norse mythology this is the name of a sorceress.
GRÍMNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Variant of Grímr. This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
GRÍMRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "masked person" or "shape-changer" in Old Norse (derived from gríma "mask, helmet"). This was a byname of the god Odin, perhaps given to boys in an attempt to secure the protection of the god.
GRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse gríð meaning "vehemence, greed, eagerness" or from Old Norse grið meaning "peace, protection, mercy, truce". This is the name of a giantess in Norse mythology. Gríðr has a son, Víðarr, by Odin.
GRÝLAfNorse Mythology
Grýla is a mythic giantess who comes down from the mountains at Christmas to eat all the bad children.
GULLVEIGfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Swedish (Rare, Archaic), Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish
Variant of Guðveig or a combination of Old Norse gull "gold" and veig "power, strength". In Norse mythology this is the name of a seeress who is burned three times by the Æsir and reborn each time.
GUÐRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Gunnr. This is the name of a Valkyrie.
GYLFImIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Modern form of GylfR, an Old Norse name derived from gjalfr "roar, heavy sea" or gólf "grain cultivator". In Norse mythology, Gylfi was the name of a sea giant. It was also the name of a mythical Swedish king.
GYMIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse gymir meaning 'sea'. Gymir is a Jǫtunn in the Northern mythology.
HÁBRÓKm & fNorse Mythology
Hábrók, as described by Grímnismál in Norse mythology, is the greatest of hawks, and literally translates to "high pants."
HADDAfIcelandic, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of Haddr. In Norse mythology Hadda is a giantess, the daughter of Svaði and the wife of Norr.
HÁRRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hǫr or derived from hárr ("grey-haired"). This is a name for Odin and the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HATIm & fNorse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Finnish, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "despiser, hater". In Norse mythology Hati is a wolf who pursues the moon. He is the son of Hróðvitnir (another name for Fenrir), the father of Hrímgarðr, and the brother of Skǫll, who pursues the sun.
HAUGSPORImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "hill treader". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HEFRINGfNorse Mythology
Means "the lifting one" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hefring was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
HEIMDALLmNorse Mythology (Anglicized), Popular Culture
Anglicization of Old Norse Heimdallr, with loss of the nominative -r, used for a character in Marvel's 'Thor' comic books (and their 2011 movie adaptation).
HEIMDALLRmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse heimr "home, house" combined with Old Norse dallr "glowing, shining." The second element might also have been derived from Proto-Germanic dalan "dale, valley." In Norse mythology, Heimdallr is the god who will kill Loki during Ragnarök (the end of the world).
HEIÐRm & fNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from heiðr "bright, clear; honour", from which Heidi also derives. This is the name of several characters in Norse mythology: a giant, the son of Hrímnir; another name for the seeress Gullveig; and a name often given to witches or seeresses, possibly an epithet for "good" witches.
HELBLINDImNorse Mythology
Means "Hel-blinder" or "all-blinder" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of Loki's brother.
HEPTImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "grasp". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HEPTIFÍLImNorse Mythology
Combination of Hepti and Fíli. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HERFJǪTURfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from herr "army" and fjǫtur "fetter". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
HERFǪÐRmNorse Mythology
Derived from herr ("army") and faðir ("father"). This is a by-name for Odin.
HERGUNNRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of herr ("army") and gunnr ("battle, fight"). This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
HERJAfNorse Mythology
Means "devastate" in Old Norse. The Prose Edda briefly mentions this name as that of a Valkyrie.
HERMÓÐRmNorse Mythology
Variant of Hærmóðr. This is the name of one of Odin's sons.
HERVǪRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from herr "army" and vár "truth; woman". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology. Hervǫr is the daughter of Hlǫðver and the sister of Hlaðgunnr. She, Hlaðgunnr and Ǫlrún are described as swan-maidens.
HETHAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a warrior-queen in Norse mythology.
HILDINGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "chief, warrior". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HIMINGLÆVAfNorse Mythology
Means 'the heaven-shining one, the transparent one", referring to the transparency of water. In Norse mythology, Himinglæva was one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
HJÁLMÞÉRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr ("helmet, protection") and -þér ("servant"). In Norse mythology Hjálmþér and his brother Ǫlvir are the children of a jarl (or chieftain). Their wicked stepmother forces them to work as thralls (slaves or servants) until they have performed an impossible task.
HJALMÞRIMULfNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet, protection" and þrima "battle, noise". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
HJǪRÞRIMULfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of hjǫrr 'sword' and þrima 'battle, noise'. This is also the name of a Valkyrie.
HJÚKImNorse Mythology
Is said to mean "the one returning to health". In Norse Mythology, Hjúki and his sister Bil follow Máni, the personification of the moon, across the heavens.
HLAÐGUNNRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hlað ("lace-work, headdress") and gunnr ("battle, fight"). This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology who only appears in heroic poetry. Hlaðgunnr, also called Svanhvít, is the sister of Hervǫr and the daughter of Hlǫðver... [more]
HLÉRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "ocean, sea". This is another name for Ægir.
HLEÐIÓLFRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hleði ("shutter, door") and ulfr ("wolf"). This is another name for the dwarf Hlévargr in Norse mythology.
HLÉVANGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hlévargr or derived from hlé ("lee, shelter") and vangr ("garden"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HLÉVARGRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hlé ("lee, shelter") and vargr ("thief, outlaw; wolf"). This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HLÍNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "protection" in Old Norse, the root of which is Old Icelandic hleina "to save, protect, defend" (ultimately relating to Old English hlæna and modern English lean; also "the related noun hlein is used of the upright warp-weighted loom, which is leaned against a wall in use")... [more]
HLǪKKfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "noise; battle". This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
HLǪÐVERmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Hlǫðvér. In Norse mythology this is the name of Hervǫr and Hlaðgunnr's father.
HNIKARRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Means "instigator". This is another name for Odin.
HNOSSfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "treasure". In Norse mythology this is the name of one of Freyja and Óðr's daughters.
HODURmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Norse mythology Hodur is a blind son of Odin who accidentally kills Baldr when Loki gives him an arrow made of mistletoe (the only thing Baldr can be harmed by).
HŒNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "strong" or "helper". This is the name of a god in Norse mythology.
HÓFVARPNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "hoof-thrower". This is the name of Gná's horse in Norse mythology.
HOLLERmNorse Mythology
In Norse myth, Holler is the god of death and destruction and the one who brings diseases and disasters. He drags people to his dungeon where he tortures them to death.
HǪRNfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning unknown; possibly derived from hǫrr ("flax, linen"). This is another name for Freyja.
HORNBORImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown; possibly means "horn-blower" or "horn-bearer". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HOTHmNorse Mythology (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Hǫðr (cf. Hodur, a more common Anglicized form).
HRANImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "rough, brutal; blusterer". This is a by-name for Odin.
HREIÐMARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic name elements hreiðr "nest, home" and mærr "famous". Hreiðmarr is a dwarf in Norse mythology.
HREMSAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "clutch" or "shaft". This is the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology.
HRÍMGARÐRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from hrīm "rime, hoarfrost" and garðr "enclosure, protection". In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess, the daughter of Hati, who is drawn into a verbal duel with Atli.
HRÍMGRÍMNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hrīm ("rime, hoarfrost") and gríma ("person wearing a helmet"). It is an intensification of the name Grímnir. In Norse mythology this is the name of a giant who lives in the land of the dead... [more]
HRÍMNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse hrīm ("rime, hoarfrost; soot"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the father of Heiðr and Hrossþjófr.
HRISTfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "the shaker" from Old Norse hrista "shake, quake". In Norse poetry the name was frequently used as a kenning for "woman"; in mythology it belonged to a Valkyrie.
HRǪNNfNorse Mythology
Means "wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hrǫnn was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
HROSSÞJÓFRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from hross ("horse") and þjófr ("thief"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology.
HRÓÐVITNIRmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from hróðr "fame, glory" and vitnir "wolf". This is another name for Fenrir.
HRUNDfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Meaning unknown; possibly related to Old Norse hrinda ("prick, push"). This is the name of a Valkyrie.
HRUNGNIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from either hröngl ("tumult, movement") or hrang ("noise, din"). This is the name of a Jǫtunn.
HUGINNmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hugr "mind, thought" (see also Hugubert). In Norse mythology, Huginn is the name of one of Odin's two ravens. Huginn signifies Thought and each day, he and Muninn (the other raven) fly over all the nine worlds known in Norse mythology in order to gather news and information for Odin.
HUGSTARImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Possibly means "the stubborn one". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology, also called Haugspori.
HVELGELMIRmNorse Mythology
Possibly means "bubbling cauldron". In Norse mythology this is the name of a spring in Niflheimr where Níðhǫggr lives.
HVITfNorse Mythology, Norwegian
In the Hrolfs Saga Kraka, an old Norse mythological text, a woman named Hvit is queen of Norway. The word means "white" in Norwegian.
HVITSERKmNorse Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Old Norse Hvítserkr, from the elements hvítr "white" and serkr "shirt". In Norse legend this name belonged to one of the sons of the 9th-century king Ragnar Lodbrok and his wife Kráka.
HYMIRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Norse Mythology
Means "darkening one", related to húm ("semi-darkness, twilight"). This is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the father of Týr, from whom Thor wants to fetch a cauldron for the Æsir... [more]
HYNDLAfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "the dog". In Norse mythology this is the name of a giantess who insults Freyja.
HYRROKKINfNorse Mythology
a giantess from Norse mythology, who launched Hringhorni, Baldr's funeral ship
IÁRNVIDIAfNorse Mythology
Means "she of Iron-wood" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda Iárnvidia is a female troll who lives in Járnvid ("the iron wood"). She is sometimes identified with Angrboða.
IDUNAfNorse Mythology, Popular Culture
Form of Iðunn and Idun. This is also the name of Queen Iduna, the mother of Elsa and Anna from the animated film "Frozen".
ILMRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "sweet smell". Also a kenning for "woman". In Norse mythology this is the name of an Ásynja (an Æsir goddess).
ÍRImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "Irishman". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
IRPAfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Feminine form of Jarpr. This is the name of a goddess who along with Þorgerðr was worshipped in 10th-century Hálogaland (northern Norway).
ISLEIFmScandinavian, Norse Mythology
An Old Norse (Scandinavian) name originating from mythology, borne by the brother of Isrod.
ITHUNNfNorse Mythology
Anglicization of the Norse name IÐUNN, keeping the 'th' sound instead of replacing the 'ð' with a 'd'.
ÍVALDImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown; possibly an Old Norse form of Iwawaldan or Inhu-waldan. In Norse mythology Ívaldi was the father of a dwarfs. He built the ship Skíðblaðnir ("assembled from pieces of thin wood"), which belonged at different times to Freyr and Odin, and can be folded up and put in a bag but is large enough for all the Æsir in full battle dress.
JAFNHÁRRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "equally high". This is the name of a Norse god.
JARImNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse jara "quarrel", or a Finnish pet form of Jarmo. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
JÁRNSAXAfNorse Mythology
From Old Norse járn "iron" and sax "dagger, short sword".... [more]
JORImNorse Mythology
Shortened form of Jörmungandr. Son of Loki, otherwise known as the world serpent.
JORMUNGANDmNorse Mythology
Jormungand means "huge monster" in Norse Mythology. It is also known as the Midgard Serpent, or the world Serpent. Jormungand is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess Angrboda and Loki.
JÖRMUNGANDRmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse jörmun "great, large" combined with Old Norse gandr "stick, staff, wand." The second element can also mean "magic, ritual." In Norse mythology, the serpent Jörmungandr is the son of Loki and he will be killed by Thor during Ragnarök (the end of the world).
JǪRÐfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse jǫrð meaning "earth". In Norse mythology, Jǫrð was the goddess of the earth and the mother of Þórr (see Thor). Other names for her included Hlóðyn and Fjǫrgyn.
JÓÐmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse jóð meaning '(new born) child, descendant'. Jóð is one of the sons of Jarl and Erna in the Rígsþula.
KIARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "from the marsh". In Norse mythology this is the name of a king of Valland.
KJALARRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
By-name of uncertain meaning. Possibly related to kilja ("food"), kjǫlr ("keel") or kjalki ("sledge"). This is a name for Odin.
KOLGAfNorse Mythology
Means "the cold one" in Old Norse, referring to cold water. In Norse mythology, Kolga was a the daughter of Ægir and Rán.
KVASIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the name given to the fermented juice of berries. In Norse mythology Kvasir was the wisest of all beings. The dwarfs Fjalarr and Galarr killed him, poured his blood into the vessels Boðn, Són and Óðrœrir, and mixed it with honey to make the skaldic mead, which would make whoever drank it a poet.
KVELDÚLFRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "evening wolf", derived from Old Norse kveld "evening" combined with Old Norse úlfr "wolf".... [more]
LAGAfNorse Mythology
In Norse mythology, Laga is the goddess of wells and springs. She is a friend of Odin.
LAUFEYfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements lauf "leaf, foliage" and ey "island" or "good fortune". In Norse legend Laufey is the mother of Loki, Helblindi and Býleistr.
LÍFfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic variant of Hlíf. In Norse mythology, Líf and Lífþrasir are the only people to survive Ragnarǫk and become the ancestors of the post-Ragnarǫk human race.
LÍFÞRASIRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "the one striving after life". In Norse mythology Líf and Lífþrasir are the only people to survive Ragnarǫk].
LITRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "the coloured one". In Norse mythology Litr is a dwarf who gets in Thor's way as he is about to consecrate Baldr's funeral pyre with Mjǫllnir. Thor kicks Litr into the pyre and he burns along with Baldr.